Adv. Boaz Ben Zur
Adv. Boaz Ben Zur is considered as one of Israel’s leading litigators, and is consistently ranked at the top of the professional legal rankings.
Adv. Ben Zur has extensive expertise in representing large entities in complex and diverse claims, and conducting litigation in all fields of law. Adv. Ben Zur specializes in commercial law, civil law, white collar, insurance law and administrative Law, as well as high profile claims and classified cases. A unique expertise of Adv. Ben Zur is representation before commissions of inquiry. Adv. Ben Zur appeared before the commission of inquiry that was formed after the Second Lebanon War (representing former Defense Minister, Amir Peretz), and in the Zayler Committee that investigated police conduct (representing senior police officers), etc.
Adv. Boaz Ben Zur views litigation as an area of law in its own right – the spearhead of the legal profession – characterized by interlocking with all branches of the law. Adv. Ben Zur’s personal credo is that litigation requires special expertise and excellent argument skills, alongside pure jurisprudence, a sharp mind and the ability to conduct a legal case in real time, together with a deep understanding of the events unfolding during the trial .
Ongoing and direct contact with the client stands at the core of Adv. Ben Zur’s professional outlook. Adv. Ben Zur is involved in all aspects of the legal activity in the firm, and accompanies – along with an experienced team of lawyers – the firm’s clients in all stages of a case.
Adv. Ben Zur is frequently mentioned in the Israeli financial press as one on the leading litigators in the country. Adv. Ben Zur was chosen as one of Israel’s best lawyers in the field of commercial litigation (“The Best” issue, “Maariv”, 2010); he was described by “Calcalist” as “one of the top litigators in Israel” (2011) and by “The Marker” as “a leading and prominent litigator” (2010).
Adv. Boaz Ben Zur graduated from the Tel Aviv University’s Faculty of Law (magna cum laude) and has an LL.M degree.
During his studies, Adv. Ben Zur received a number of scholarships for his exceptional academic achievements. Adv. Ben Zur served as member of the “Law Review” journal, and served as a teaching assistant to Prof. Ruth Ben-Israel.
Adv. Ben Zur began his legal career at S. Horowitz & Co. in 1987 and later joined J. Weinroth & Co. – one of Israel’s leading litigation firms – where he was a senior partner for 15 years from 1990.
During his work at J. Weinroth & Co., Adv. Ben Zur led the commercial litigation and white collar cases of the firm, and managed the entire litigation team. Adv. Ben Zur headed the legal representation of significant litigation cases and represented most of the largest insurance companies, the accounting firm of Kesselman & Kesselman, public companies, public figures and businessmen.
In addition, Adv. Ben Zur was in charge of the defense in the “La National” affair – a case that dealt with Insurance issues, and which was one of the largest and most complex financial-criminal cases in Israel in general, and in the field of insurance in particular.
In addition, Adv. Ben Zur serves as an arbitrator in commercial cases.
Adv. Ben Zur is also a lecturer of commercial and administrative law and in professional seminars of the Israel Bar Association.
Areas of Expertise
Diverse commercial and civil litigation, insurance, banking, corporate law, capital market and securities, class and derivative actions, white collar, administrative law, labor law and libel cases. Adv. Ben Zur specializes in representation before commissions of inquiry and classified cases.
Former Minister of Finance, Abraham Herschson; Former Defense Minister, Amir Peretz; Former Minister of Internal Security, Avi Dichter; former Accountant General, Yaron Zelicha; Member of Knesset Gilad Erdan and additional members of Knesset; Mayors; the “Haavoda” (Labour) party; leading Insurance companies (Clal, Migdal, Menora, Haphoenix); Rita and Rami Kleinstein; The “Haribua Hakachol” chain; Emblaze; the New Histadrut Clalit; Teachers Association; Student Union; large workers associations; Journalist Raviv Druker; The Hebrew University; Weizmann Institute; Ben-Gurion University; Israel Bar Association; Attorneys; Accountants and Directors; senior police officers; Companies related to businessman Teddy Sagi; Holyland entrepreneur, Mr. Hillel Charney; Former CEO of Delek Real-Estate group, Mr. Hillel Rozanski; Former Chairman of the Israel Basketball Association, Mr. Avner Kopel; and many more.
Adv. Ben Zur was appointed by the Head of the Israel Bar Association as chairman of the Committee of Courts of the Israel Bar Association. In the past, Adv. Ben Zur served as a member of the Civil Procedure Committee on behalf of the Israel Bar Association, and represented the “Histadrut” in the extensive reform of pension arrangements.
Our firm provides pro bono legal services to the workers association “Kav La’Oved” association and the “Movement for Freedom of Information” in principal petitions.
Adv. Ben Zur served in the Israel Defense Forces as a company commander in the infantry corps (with a rank of Major – reserves).